PORT ANGELES, Wash. - A Washington man who used a bulldozer to destroy or damage four of his neighbors' homes in a May 2013 rampage has been sentenced to 2 1/3 years in prison.
The Peninsula Daily News reports that 52-year-old Barry Swegle apologized Wednesday as he was sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court.
Swegle earlier pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree malicious mischief and three counts of gross misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Deputy Prosecutor John Troberg estimates the damage at $400,000.
Swegle was accused of destroying or damaging four homes in a subdivision near Port Angeles, as well as a tractor, a boat, a pickup truck and several outbuildings.
A dispute with a neighbor over a fence reportedly triggered the rampage.
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